Senior Software Engineer - Big Data

Comcast Washington, DC

About the Job

Business Unit:

The VREX Voice Control Platform is being developed by Comcast Cable's Technology & Product (T&P) organization and consists of advanced technologies that process natural language to make a user's input actionable. VREX is building out an Applied AI engineering team to own the operationalization of our Deep Search product line, as well as advanced analytics and ML pipeline work.

As a Senior Engineer, you will be responsible for designing and building specific components of the platform. You will work with other engineers and researchers with backgrounds in advanced fields such as natural language processing and machine learning (including deep learning). As a key member of the team, you will help define, refine, and test state of the art algorithms, and scale the associated systems for high performance, stability, and availability.

Comcast T&P encourages career development with regular opportunities for training and programs for innovative cross-team projects such as week-long Hackathon and job rotation programs over the summer.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Writing production-quality, tested code.
  • Understanding the code base thoroughly in breadth and depth, as well as managing code repositories and development infrastructure.
  • Producing technical designs and documentation at varying levels of granularity
  • Collaborating with our quality assurance and technical operations teams to provide outstanding customer service
  • Resisting the accrual of "technical debt" in our systems.
  • Mentoring more junior members of the technical staff, performing code reviews, and leading the team to be effective and agile.
  • Building proof-of-concept applications or conducting exploratory experiments with the VREX platform.
  • Working in a self-driven environment where engineers own their products end to end.
  • Staying educated on technical developments and tools necessary for the design and maintenance of complex, distributed platforms.

  • Qualifications:

  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical field. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Generally requires 7-11 years related experience
  • 4+ years of server-side development experience
  • Proficient with one or more general purpose programming languages-Java/Scala or Go
  • Experience with continuous integration, test-driven-development, automated unit and integration testing
  • Hands-on experience with distributed processing technologies (e.g. Apache Spark, Kafka, Hadoop)
  • Experience deploying and maintaining production services in AWS
  • Experience developing service oriented architectures and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability a plus
  • Experience with Spring boot and Docker a plus





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